Nokia’s Symbian Professional Services to be Acquired by Accenture
Nokia and Accenture have entered into an agreement for Accenture to acquire Nokia’s Symbian Professional Services unit responsible for Symbian OS customer engineering and customer support.
The unit provides engineering consulting and product development services on
a global basis to mobile phone manufacturers, as well as chip manufacturers
and mobile operators.
Services provided by the Symbian Professional Services teams include
advanced technical support, techniques for enhancing performance, memory,
and power, advanced error diagnosis and repair, and turnkey software
development services that can be used in a range of technical environments.
Approximately 165 people will transfer to Accenture as a result of the
agreement. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and is
expected to close by the end of third quarter 2009.
Source: Nokia Press